“Trading Places” is the theme for the Momaya Short Story Competition 2019 – Enter Your Story
You could tackle this theme literally (think the switch at birth in “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain, or the heroic act of Sydney Carton taking the place of Charles Darnay on the guillotine in “The Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens). Alternatively, you could show what happens when someone gets to live the life they should want (think Tom Ripley ingratiating himself with Dickie Greenleaf in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith or Eddie Murphy getting to live the high life in the film “Trading Places”).
Does trading places make your protagonist feel fulfilled? Does it come at an emotional or moral cost – or benefit? How does it affect the other people in their lives?
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
We look forward to hearing your own unique take on this theme. We are accepting entries now until the competition ends on 30 May 2019.
Congratulations to the poets published in the Momaya Poetry Review 2018
2018 seems best characterized by uncertainty, growth and change. On so many fronts, the battle between fear and anger, love and hate, simmered under the surface. It’s a fine line between adoration and enmity, both requiring an intensity of passion, an attachment to caring, a depth of emotionality. People the world over have been determining what they really want out of life and setting a course towards a truer connection to love. But what does that mean? What does a world of love look like? This year, LOVE is the theme of the Momaya Poetry Review, where twenty-nine poets excavate the depths of their own hearts and paint the pages with the brushwork of their findings in verse.
We are now accepting entries to the Poetry Competition 2019 on the theme “Masks”.
Congratulations to the writers published in the Momaya Short Story Review 2018
We enjoyed reading the diverse range of responses to our theme “Coming of Age” and thank the many writers who shared their stories with us. Read the best short stories of the year in The Momaya Short Story Review 2018.
We are now accepting entries to the Short Story Competition 2019 on the theme “Trading Places”.